Once Is Never Enough When You’re Dating

Never give up at a first date. Always go back for a second date and even a third before you make up your mind about a love match. Don’t rush to reject a potential partner after the first encounter. Relationship experts say jumping to reject too quickly is tops among three bad habits that keep you from finding love. If you are looking for a relationship, be smart and strategic. Invest your time and emotions wisely. Here are the three biggest dating mistakes to avoid:

  1. Don’t be too picky.
  2. Don’t date more than one person at a time.
  3. Don’t be too needy in the beginning.

Don’t be too picky. When you write someone off too quickly, you don’t give yourself a chance to find out who they really are. Too many women make the mistake of deciding “Not for me, next” 20 minutes into the first date. Get to know somebody and build emotional connection before writing them off and moving on.

Don’t count on immediate physical attraction and chemistry. The chances that both people on a first date will be hit by the same feelings at the exact same time are rare. If you make a habit of waiting for an instant lightning strike, you will continue going through the cycle of “meet-date-reject.” You’re going to be holding out for a really long time.

Don’t date more than one person at a time. Slowing down the date-and-reject cycle means you are going to invest more time in looking for the right partner. Don’t get impatient and try to speed things up by dating more than one person at a time. If you try to juggle two or three, you will drastically cut into your chances of finding the right one. You wind up diluting the energy you should be concentrating on getting to know some one person.

Don’t be too needy in the beginning. Even though you focus on only one at a time, don’t go all needy and clingy on that person too quickly. Avoid appearing desperate and driving him away. Have confidence in yourself, and know that your date will find you attractive. Be real, be authentic and stay in control of your emotions.

Avoid the three biggest mistakes that keep you single. There’s no point in making dating mistakes if you are looking for a romantic relationship.

Read More: The Three Biggest Mistakes That Are Keeping You Single


Linda Parham

Linda Parham is a journalist and writer who enjoys creating entertaining blogs. She started out as a newspaper reporter before moving on to editing magazines and newsletters. Linda specializes in writing about beauty, health, fitness, business and politics.

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